Brewed by Erdinger Weissbräu
Style: German Hefeweizen
Erding, Germany
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 2045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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The Premium Weissbier at the top of its class. Not only in the context of the Erdinger assortment Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast applies undisputed as the classical authors, as the white beer absolutely. It is brewed with fine yeast after a delivered prescription and naturally strictly after the Bavarian purity requirement. Today still without the traditional bottle fermentation one does not do here: Three to four weeks it lasts, until the Erdinger Weissbier with fine yeast matured. For the production only finest raw materials are used. Experience of many years and constant quality controls guarantee beyond that the unmistakable taste. A Weissbier for all, those the unforgettable good taste love.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strafefire (8) - - FEB 1, 2013
As far as introductions to beer styles go, the first time I became officially aware of the existence of wheat beer was during a field trip to Antwerp, specifically visiting an Argentinian steakhouse in the city. Being first year geography students who had been on a coach driving from Bangor in North Wales to Antwerp all day, we were hungry, shy, self conscious and, perhaps unsurprisingly ready for beer. Hoegaarden is personally responsible for a drunken 3am phone call to my dear mum from one of my friends, demanding that I personally come too reception and open the front door. Woops, wrong number... Fast forward two weeks from this incident, and after a week of drinking the white nectar by the firkin, I discover that exists several variants of wheat beer, including a large supply of German examples of hefenweizen in the nearby tesco’s. Erdinger holds pride of place as the first example of German wheat beer I ever tried, and frankly have never looked back since. Pouring a beautiful off cream approaching a slightly golden hue, Erdinger produces a mighty head which shakes hands with the nostrils on first sip, and absolutely sticks around fr the party. Banana bread, slight hint of cloves, and a subtle but wonderful waft of sweet weetabix, Erdinger is not particularly forthcoming in its nasal charms (not exactly surprising given the fifteen foot of mousse floating on top), however the taste buds start atinglin’ once the volatiles finally punch through. In the tasting, again the suggestion of cloves banana bread comes through, backed by a ever so slightly citric acidity and a rich, malty sweetness similar to Horlicks. It is a flavour profile I can only describe as the equivalent to a beer version of a cup of Ovaltine, giving a rich satisfying feeling of well being, while at the same time extremely thirst quenching. Essentially a smile in a pint glass. On the palette, Erdinger has just the right balance between creamy richness and fizzy refreshment to give that fabulous thirst quenching characteristic wheat beers pull off with such ease and grace. One word to the wise however, the slice of orange is not particularly recommended in weizens...the Belgian examples might have adjuncts that work well with the citrus, but the Teutonic example works best alone. Happy sipping!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (246) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Little bit disappointing to be honest. Cloudy gold colour with a small white head. Mouthfeel starts off creamy but ends up watery. Faint aroma which is more like a Pilsner with grass rather than the expected banana and clove ensemble. Nip of spice in the taste. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarageBrewer80 (11) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. Generös vit skumkrona, ljusgul lite grumlig färg. Frisk lite söt doft. Lätta smaker av bananskum, söt malt och druva. Lättdrucken med lite krispighet. Obefintlig beska och eftersmak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
asimeow (108) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
0,5l bottle. Aroma is hard to decide. Very little aroma. Hazy, golden colour. Slightly caramel head. Short. Taste is also minimal. Very anonymous. Slightly sour, but mostly watery. The reason for its popularity amongst some of my friends? It’s incredibly easy to drink. Nothing to challenge the taste buds, hence boring and dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ksiwzos (21) - GREECE - DEC 9, 2014
Draft 0.33ml @ Rio, Greece Smells acidic, a bit like Berliner Weisse, not fruity at all, no clove or other spice. Infected beer lines??? No esters at all, nothing on the nose... If it was another style I might enjoyed the smell, I was almost hoping that it would be a sour beer(but it wasn’t). Orange to amber color, hazy with amazing white, dense, lingering head. Taste is wheaty, a bit spicy, not bad, nice mouth feel. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magic6 (110) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sportacourt (1) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
Lovely example of a weissbier, cloudy, excellent creamy white head, nose of malt and warm bread. Must be poured correctly and in the correct Erdinger glass otherwise these characters are lost. I’m amazed at some of the previous comments about it tasting wheaty....it’s a wheat beer it tastes like a wheat beer. Not to everybody’s taste but a great example

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kleurplaatje (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Pours slightly hazy dark golden with a thick, stable white head. Aroma is yeasty, bready, slightly malty. Nothing to make that much of a fuss about. Taste is moderately sweet with a soft bitterness. Bready as well, bananas, cloves, yet all too subtle, making it a bit bland to me. Wheaty finish as well. Decent, but still not that overwhelming... Medium bodied, thinnish texture (yet there is a nice creamy mouthfeel) and moderately carbonated. Good as a thirst quencher on the warmer days or during a bbq... It sure is somewhat tasty, but there are better, more appealing Hefeweizeners in the world.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerardgathier (352) - - NOV 28, 2014
This looks like pilsner, no hefe. Slight haze big White head. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste corn. Not so good. Easy drinker

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyrat (44) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Poured from a .5L bottle. The color was hazy yellow... almost orange color (not quite). Thick foamy head. A bit of a grassy flavor. Slightly bitter finish. A little watery. Better than average hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillmuffin (96) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Orange light color and thick white head. Smell off fall. Wheat and hops. Tasted delicious. One of the best wheatbeers i have tasted.

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